Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil saw his sensational unbeaten home run come to an end against Swansea City on Monday night after our 1-0 home defeat to Garry Monk’s side.
Ozil tasted defeat for the first time in the Premier League at home since he joined us in September 2013, highlighting his immense importance to the side.
The 26-year-old tried his best to influence our lethargic rhythm, which stemmed from Francis Coquelin and Santi Cazorla’s inability to pass the ball through the lines in order to get Ozil on the half-turn.
This forced Ozil deep and Swansea City were happy to see the German wizard operating in front of them rather than popping up in dangerous positions behind their midfield.
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Many players weren’t at the required level against the Welsh side but with a huge game against Manchester United on the horizon, we must revert back to style.
There seemed to be a lack pace in the team Arsene Wenger picked on Monday and our victory at Old Trafford in the FA Cup was as a result of the sheer amount of pace we possessed in our forward-line.
On that date, Alexis Sanchez, Danny Welbeck and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain lined up against Louis van Gaal’s side and caused them a number of problems.
We’ll hopefully have the latter duo fit and available in order to snatch a vital win at Old Trafford.